Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Twittering the Vote"

A few news sources (O'Reilly, Poynter) are reporting how TwitterVoteReport (TVR) is collecting tweets on various issues or problems relating to today's voting. You'll need to know how to use "hashtags" to report your problems or information but it's fairly simple and there's a video by Twitter to show you how it works, but here's an example. If you want to tell TVR that everything is "ok" at the polls where you live, you log onto Twitter and tweet as follows: "#votereport everthing is ok in #21110" where #21110 is the zip code. For other hashcodes of interest, see the TVR website or O'Reilly's list.

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